outpatient

noun

out·​pa·​tient ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce outpatient (audio)
often attributive
: a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment compare inpatient

Examples of outpatient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coburn is in an outpatient addiction program and is active in Alcoholics Anonymous, sometimes attending multiple meetings a day. Angela Hart | Kff Health News, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 Around the world, routine outpatient procedures and illnesses have rapidly become life-threatening when opportunistic bugs take hold. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for outpatient 

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Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outpatient was in 1715

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Cite this Entry

“Outpatient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpatient. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

outpatient

noun
out·​pa·​tient ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce outpatient (audio)
: a patient who visits a hospital for diagnosis or treatment without staying overnight compare inpatient

Medical Definition

outpatient

noun
out·​pa·​tient ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt How to pronounce outpatient (audio)
: a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment compare inpatient
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